Episode 314: Political Minefields Ahead?

December 16, 2016

There were more than a few weird referee decisions this past week.  Also, Turkish teams will have to deal with political implications considering the recent Europa League draw.

Week 14 results for the Turkish Super League are reviewed.  Some controversial calls would highlight this weekend.  Besiktas got some penalty kick calls that people were discussing in their win against Bursaspor.  Mustafa Yumlu got Trabzonspor a dubious penalty kick against Adanaspor.  Moussa Sow scored from a bicycle kick, but this was called back.  Raul Rusescu got Osmanlispor a dubious penalty, but Bora Ozkok evened things out.  The same couldn’t be said for Akhisar Belediyespor against Osmanlispor though.  The week 15 schedule gets a rundown.  The upcoming schedule is highlighted by a clash between Galatasaray and Osmanlispor in Ankara.

There’s not much in terms of news this week.  There was one coaching vacancy filled though, as Ibrahim Uzulmez takes the job at Gaziantepspor.  The prospects of Gaziantepspor under Uzulmez’s tenure are debated.

With the Europa League draw happening this past week, the pundits debate the opponents.  It seems that there might be some political implications considering the countries that the Turkish clubs will have to play.  The pundits briefly discuss the results of the draw.

The episode wraps up this week with a brief overview of the second matchday of the Turkish Cup group stages.  There were some interesting results, but really nothing much to see.


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